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Fresh Fall Jewelry Design Inspiration
Fall Inspired Jewelry Projects. Jewelry Making.
Not Sure What Type of Chord or String to Use...
There are a huge assortment of bead stringing media available. Here is some info on just a few to consider for your jewelry making needs.
Tips for Packaging Jewelry When Selling On-Line
You've made a sale through your web site or on-line store; now what? Here are some tips for using your jewelry packaging as a way to create a brand, encourage a repeat sale, and also safely secure the jewelry you are mailing out.
How to Make Elastic Bead Bracelets
Learn to make an elastic stretchy-style beaded bracelet. Once you see how easy it is, you'll want to make yourself a whole wardrobe of these for every outfit in your closet.
Make Jewelry to Celebrate Fall
Fall Jewelry Making Inspiration Part 2
Jewelry to Make with String or Thread
Jewelry to Make with String or Thread
Jewelry that Falls, Dangles and Layers
Jewelry that Falls, Dangles and Layers
Trade Secrets Every Jewelry Designer Should Know
Have you ever thought about selling your hand-crafted jewelry to shops, boutiques, or galleries? My list of Dos and Don'ts when approaching retail outlets will help you get started.
Traditional Bead Knotting
Adding knots between beads is a way to add a special something to beaded jewelry pieces. This traditional method has been around for centuries, but you can learn how to do it too.
The Jewelry Maker's Guide to Using Metal and Clay
Find out what you need to get started making jewelry with metal clay.
5 Basic Jewelry Making Tools for Beginners
Vicki O'Dell helps narrow down the options for beginning jewelry makers in - 5 Basic Jewelry Making Tools for Beginners
Get Started Making Wire Jewelry
If you have always wanted to make jewelry using wire, then this article will tell you what you need as far as tools to get started.
Getting Started: Metalsmithing
Getting Started: Metalsmithing. Jewelry Making.
How to Use a Jig to Make a Wire Bracelet
Make your own jig for bending wire, and then follow this simple wire pattern to make your first wire bracelet on it.
Beaded Macrame Jewelry
Prolific writer and jewelry designer, Sherri Haab, demonstrates her take on macrame in her book Beaded Macrame and Jewelry.
Bead Knotting for Cheaters
If you are new to bead knotting and haven't had much luck with the traditional approach, then consider use this alternative technique, which is a little like cheating bust still works.
Wondering What Type of Wire to Use for Your...
What Wire for What? - Learn about the different types of wire used for jewelry making.
How to Put the Right Price Tag on Your Jewelry...
Use this pricing formula to figure out how much to charge (both wholesale and retail) for your hand-crafted jewelry. Page 3.
How to Close a Crimp Bead
Crimp beads are used to finish off a beaded jewelry piece such as a necklace or bracelet. This tutorial shows how to use crimping plier to close a crimp bead.
Want to Be a Jewelry Designer? Here's What You...
Discover the very first step you need to take to become a jewelry designer.
Making Charms Using Lost Wax Casting
Through a technique called lost wax casting, you can create your own metal charms and pendants.
What Is Mother of Pearl - Real Pearls or What?
Mother of pearl is an amazing material for jewelry making. Learn more about this unique item, where it came from, and the various properties that define mother of pearl.
6 Steps to Soldering Jewelry
Here is a step by step description of how to solder metals such as silver to make jewelry
What Type of Soldering Torch?
In this article, I discuss the use of the proper type of torch for soldering jewelry, explaining metal temperatures and fuel requirements. I also offer lots of excellent resources to help beginners learn to solder.
Use Up That Bead Stash on Non Jewelry Projects
Non-Jewelry Beading Projects. Jewelry Making.
Create Beautfful Beach Memento Jewelry
Shell Collecting - Beach Memento Jewelry
10 More Chainmaille Jewelry Tutorials
More Chainmaille Jewelry to Make
How to Wire Wrap a Cabochon
This wire wrapping method works for wrapping a number of different sizes and shapes of cabochons, often referred as cabs.
Down to Earth Wood and Stone Jewelry Projects
Wood and Stone Jewelry Projects. Jewelry Making.
6 Easy Bead and Chain Projects to Make Today...
Bead and Chain Projects. Jewelry Making.
Signing Your Jewelry
Sign your jewelry by using little metal tags. Here's some information and links to suppliers to help you either make or buy prefabricated tags.
Oxidizing with Silver Black
Silver Black is a product used by some metal workers to oxidize their finished jewelry. It's pretty easy to use, and it has an interesting affect on your metal jewelry.
Beaded Ornament Cover
Use your beading skills to create this netted ornament cover from seed beads and tear drop beads.
Crimp Bead Size vs. Beading Wire Size
What size crimp bead do you use with each different size of beading wire? I get this question a lot.
About Metal Casting Services
So, you have an idea for a charm or pendant but need someone to make it for you? What do you do? Consider using the services of a metal casting company.
Make Jewelry Now
Get started making jewelry now with this helpful hub of links to the basics of all kinds of jewelry making: bead stringing; bead weaving; wire work; metal clay; metal fabrication; metal soldering; fused and lampwork glass; and mixed media and fiber.
Endless Knotted No Clasp Crystal Necklace...
This tutorial is a little more advanced than your average bead stringing project, but the time and patience is well worth the effort when you see the finished results of your endlessly knotted crystal necklace. There's no clasp, so you can just slip it over your neck and get ready to sparkle with these amazing red crystal beads.
Getting Started - Finding Classes
If you want to learn how to make jewelry or just learn more about techniques you use now, then read this feature to find out how to locate classes near you
Create a Wire and Bead Spider
A very popular project - here is a Halloween spider to make from wire and beads.
Fixing Jump Ring Problems
Jump rings are very important jewelry components. This article covers not only how to make them yourself, but also how to make sure your jump rings stay attached to your jewelry.
Chain-Nosed Pliers
Chain-nosed pliers are a versatile hand-tool used for a variety of jewelry techniques, from wire work to beading.
Easy Stone Setting
Setting stones doesn't have to be difficult. Here are a few tricks of the trade.
Birthstone List
List of months and related birthstones for each month - very handy for making mothers' bracelets.
Make a Dichroic Fused Glass Pendant
Even if you are a beginning glass artist, you can make this Dichroic Fused Pendant with just a small amount of supplies and little to no glass experience.
Melting Jewelry Making Metal
Why can't you use a soldering gun or iron rather than a torch with a flame when soldering jewelry? Here's why! Page 2.
How to Get Started Making Seed Bead Jewelry
You would be amazed at how little you need to start making jewelry using tiny glass seed beads.
Summer Camp Inspired Braided and Knotted Jewelry
Summer Camp Inspired Braided and Knotted Jewelry
What Is Swarovski Crystal?
Swarovski is a company famous for its crystal beads and jewelry components. Learn what makes Swarovski crystal beads and components distinguishable from other crystal beads.
Jewelry Making Fuel Issues
The type of fuel you use is also an important element to consider when you select the proper type of torch to solder jewelry. Page 3.
11 Easy and Clever DIY Jewelry Displays
11 Clever and Easy DIY Jewelry Displays - Easy to make and easy on the wallet. Links to full tutorials included!
Jewelry Hang Tags and Earring Card Tips
Learn how to make your own or get someone else to help you design your own hang tags and earring cards.
Macrame Knot Library
I’ve created this handy Knot Library to help you find and learn the knots you need for your macrame and fiber jewelry making.
Jewelry Clasps and Connectors
Learn about some of the different clasps and connectors used to make beaded jewelry.
I Want to Be a "Fine" Jewelry Designer
What is fine jewelry? What does it take to become a designer of fine jewelry? These are just a few questions I cover in this informative article.
Making a Bead & Wire Chain
Learn to transform a little wire and a few beads into an awesome chain using this simple jewelry fabrication technique.
Bead String Tools & Equipment
Learn about the tools and special equipment you need to get started stringing beads. Page 3.
How to Weave a Beaded Ladder Stitch
The ladder stitch is a staple bead weaving stitch and surprisingly easy to do. This is a good stitch for beginners to tackle.
More Metal Jewelry Resources
In this article, I discuss the use of the proper type of torch for soldering jewelry, explaining metal temperatures and fuel requirements. I also offer lots of excellent resources to help beginners learn to solder. Page 4.
How to Use a Bead Board
Learn to use a bead board with your bead stringing and beaded jewelry designs.
Jump Ring Quality
What makes a quality jump ring? Jewelry Making. Page 2.
Chainmaille Jewelry for Beginners
Basic Chainmaille Jewelry Projects
Metal Clay Firing Options
Depending on the type of metal clay you have, from original silver metal clay to copper metal clay, there are a number of options for firing it. This may include anything from a kiln to a simple hand-held torch.
How to Use a Bead Tip
Learn the basics for using bead tips to finish off your beaded jewelry designs.
Making Wire Wrapped Loops
Learn how to use wire to connect components, other wire sections, beads, and much more with this very versatile wire wrapping technique.
Beaded Wire Bangle Bracelet
Beaded Wire Bangle Bracelet. Jewelry Making.
10 Tips for Working with Chain
Prefabricated chain is a handy component to include in your jewelry creations. Here are some tips to consider when working with chain.
Jump Ring Techniques
You need to make sure you properly open and close your jump rings. Page 3.
What Is Base Metal Jewelry?
: As a jewelry maker, you may often hear the term "base metal" being used. Metals are obviously important
Inspired to Create Wedding Jewelry
Create Your Own Wedding Jewelry. Jewelry Making.
How to Cut a Stone Cabochon
Learn how gemstone cabochons, also call referred to as cabs, are formed and cut.
How to Create Home Studio for Fused Glass
If you’ve fallen in love with making glass beads or fused glass or if you’ve always wanted to try glass, then eventually you’ll need to create a place for yourself and your glass. Here are a few tips to help you create your own safe place to work with glass.
Types of Solder
Learn about the different types of solder used for soldering metal jwelry such as gold and silver, medium and soft, and sheet and wire.
Making Jump Rings
Learn how to make jump rings. Jewelry Making. Page 4.
Water Casting Tutorial
Water casting is a fun processes that allows you to make unusual jewelry components using metal scraps.
Getting Started: Bead Stringing
Bead stringing is an excellent way to get started making jewelry for the first time. This article discusses the tools, supplies, and related information you need to start making beaded jewelry.
Packaging for Jewelry Sales and Gifts
Packaging for Jewelry Sales and Gifts
What is Metal Clay?
This silver and gold clay is a great alternative for those who want to work with metal but not with a torch.
Hunting Down a Sales Rep
This interview with the owner of Over the Moon Jewelry offers suggestions for hunting down a jewelry sales rep.
October Birthday-Which Birthstone Do You Choose?
October Birthstone - Opal and Tourmaline
Wire Wrapped Beads
This wire wrapping techniques allows you to connect beads together while also wrapping each bead with wire, creating a little wire cage for each bead.
Tips for Making Threader Earrings
Have you made any threader earrings yet, or are you thinking of making yourself a pair soon? If so, then you'll want to take a look at some of these ear thread tips compiled from the Jewelry Making forum. Some are tips from me and some are tips from forum members.
Get Started: Macrame Jewelry
A hot fad from the 60s has become popular again today. Learn how you can get started making macrame jewelry.
To Buy a Kiln or Not to Buy a Kiln
I get a lot of email concerning kilns. This is a big decision to make for most jewelry makers. Before you buy a kiln, consider some important questions you need to ask yourself.
Making a Beaded Bead
This technique is amazing and a great way to learn or practice a bead weaving stitch called peyote. You literally weave tiny seed beads together to form a tube-shaped bead.
What Is Niobium?
What Is Niobium? Learn about this unique hypoallergenic metal used for jewelry making.
What is a Cabochon or Cab?
Cabochons are a certain cut of stone that is used often in jewelry designs such as rings, pendants, bracelets, and necklaces.
Snap-Tite
Learn to use a Snap-Tite setting. Page 2.
How to Bead Around a Cabochon
Incorporating cabochons is a great way to expand on seed beaded jewelry designs, and the basic technique is not that difficult to master.
Cover Your Crimps!
What a fabulous idea: covers for your crimp beads! It's about time too! Learn how to use these cool covers to disguise your crimp beads and add a special touch to all your jewelry designs.
Tips for Soldering Jewelry
Soldering jewelry doesn't have to be difficult, and to make sure you solder successfully, here are some tips to consider.
Bead Stringing Information & Projects
Learn about the different where to find more information and projects to get started stringing beads. Page 2.
How to Make Silver Bangle Bracelets
Only one solder joint is required to make these silver bangle bracelets. You'll want to make a few to wear and jingle on your wrist.
Proper and Quick Jump Ring Techniques
Learn two different ways - one the proper way and one the quick way - of using wire to make jump rings.
11 Super Simple Jewelry Projects for Beginners
11 Super Simple Jewelry Projects for Beginners
What Is Resin or Two-Part Epoxy?
Learn about resin also referred to sometimes as two-part epoxy and how it is used in jewelry making.
Earring Findings
Learn about the different types of findings used to make beaded earrings.
Macrame Hemp and Toggle Clasp Bracelet
Macrame Hemp and Toggle Clasp Bracelet
Make a Hook and Eye Clasp from Wire
You will be amazed how simple it is to make your own hook and eye clasp using wire and a few hand tools.
Tassels not Hassles
Tassels of All Kinds for Jewelry Making
Tips for Selling Jewelry at Shows
Selling your jewelry at shows is a good way to earn a little income with your jewelry as well as learn about your customers.
Fine Jewelry Designing
Take the first step to becoming a fine jewelry designer. Page 2.
Buying Jump Rings
You Can Buy Jump Rings. Jewelry Making. Page 5.
How to Tie a Josephine Knot
This knot is a little more advanced than basic knots such as the square knot. It has a variety of applications such as finishing off the ends of a macrame necklace you can then pull over your head.
Magnetic Clasp Pros and Cons
Consider the good and bad that comes with using magnetic clasps on your jewelry pieces.
How to Cut a Hole in Glass
How to Cut a Hole in Glass. Jewelry Making.
The Power of Pearls
Pearl trends, history, folk lore, and care, learn this and more about the powerful pearl.
Add Sparkle and Color to Your Bare Legs and Feet
Jewelry for Your Feet and Ankles
Wire and Bead Spider Earrings
These little baby spider earrings are a smaller version of my bead and wire spider project. I've just scaled it down a little and included the supplies you'll need.
Elastic Bead Bracelets
Learn the tips and tricks to stringing up elastic bead bracelets with this variety of designs.
Sterling Cuff Bracelet
Turn a piece of silver plate into an awesome cuff bracelet. No soldering required.
Make Your Own Ear Hooks
With practice, a few hand tools, and a little wire, you'd be surprised at how simple it can be to make your own jewelry findings. Ear hooks are one of the most often used findings, and they are one of the simplest to make also.
Make Faux Beach Glass
Use your fused glass scraps up with this easy technique for making faux beach glass.
Thrifty Fun and Trendy Leather Jewelry to DIY
10 Leather Jewelry Projects to DIY
Free Wire Chain Patterns
Use wire and links to create a variety of chain patterns to use in your jewelry designs. Many of these require no soldering.
Bead Stringing Techniques
Learn the basics when it comes to bead stringing and master various techniques.
What is Bohemian Style Jewelry?
: The word "bohemian" is most often used when describing someone who does not conform to tradition. This
Display, Show and Give Your Handmade Jewelry...
Creative Jewelry Displays. Jewelry Making.
Types of Wire: What’s the Diff?
What's the difference between gold and gold-filled wire? What is fine silver and sterling silver wire? Learn the differences between types of jewelry making wire.
Use Your Left Over Beads in These 12 DIY...
12 Jewelry Projects Using Left Over Beads - Use up left over beads to create beautiful jewelry projects.
8 DIY Rings Beginner to Intermediate
8 DIY Rings for All Skill Levels
Easy Mount
Learn to set a stone in an easy mount setting. Page 3.
What Are Ear Threads?
Discover one of the coolest trends in earrings - ear threads! What are ear threads, also known under many other names such as threader earrings and earstrings, and how can you make jewelry using this unique earring finding.
Do the Jig
While there are a lot of good commercial wire jigs on the market these days, you can also make your own with some wood and a few nails.
Anvil vs. Block for Making Jewelry
Anvils and metal blocks are both pieces of equipment used by jewelry makers, both metalsmiths and wire workers, but when do you use one over the other?
Pearl Illusion Necklace
Make an illusion-style necklace with pearl beads, beading wire, and crimp beads. Then finish it off with a hand-crafted clasp.
Definition of a Lariat Necklace
Learn about the lariat, an interesting style of necklace.
You Can Start Your Handmade Jewelry Business in...
Start Your Handmade Jewelry Business in 2015
Tips for Baking Polymer Clay
It can be tricky to get your polymer clay pieces baked correctly, so here are some tips for success.
11 DIY Jewelry Displays for Spring Art and...
11 DIY Jewelry Displays for Spring Art and Craft Shows
Jewelry Designer Manager™ Premier for the...
Jewelry Designer Manager™ Premier for the Professional Jewelry Designer
Jewelry Making on the Go with Creative Options
Jewelry Storage and Transportation with Creative Options
Metal Jewelry Fabrication Tools
Before you begin using metal fabrication techniques, you'll need some special tools for your tool box.
Battle of the Wire Jewelry Jigs
A group of did some usability testing on a variety of different wire jewelry jigs. These are our findings.
Beads and Findings for Bead Stringing
Bead stringing is an excellent way to get started making jewelry for the first time. This article discusses the tools, supplies, and related information you need to start making beaded jewelry. Page 4.
Seed Bead Bracelets
Use various bead weaving techniques to create some interesting seed bead bracelets.
Anodized: Brilliant Colors and Bold Designs for...
Anodized: Brilliant Colors and Bold Designs for Aluminum Jewelry by Clare Stiles shows how to color, paint, and form anodized aluminum into jewelry.
If You Post on the Jewelry Making Forum, Be...
Our Jewelry Making Forum is a wonderful place to talk about jewelry making, but before you jump into the conversation, it's a good idea to be familiar with our rules and guidelines.
Wire Cutters
If you plan to work with wire, then wire cutters are going to be one of your most important tools. Find out what you need to know about selecting the best wire cutter for your needs.
Beading Wire Defined
Beading wire is a very popular stringing medium, but what is it exactly?
Metal Clay Hot Pot
I heard a lot of pros and cons from various metal clay artists before I finally decided to try using a metal clay hot pot myself. Here are my thoughts on if this little pot has the right stuff.
Wire Work Techniques for Making Wire Jewelry
Master various wire jewelry making techniques and learn to make awesome wire jewelry.
Jewelry Studio Organization Tips
It is amazing how much more productive you can be when you have a well-organized area to make jewelry. Most of us struggle with organizing our work space, so here are some tips to help you get organized and then get to work.
Crystal Doll Cell Phone Charm
Use this cute little seed bead charm to dangle from your cell phone or incorporate it into a piece of jewelry such as a necklace, bracelet, or earrings.
Simple Loop aka Unwrapped Wire Loop
This basic wire technique is sometimes called the simple loop or the unwrapped loop technique. Whatever you call it, this method is a staple technique for wire work when you want to connect jewelry components.
Wire Flower and Gemstone Bead Bracelet
Wire Flower and Gemstone Bead Bracelet
13 Mystical Magical Jewelry Projects
13 Mystical Magical Jewelry Projects
Bead Stringing Findings
In this article, I take you step by step through some of the most popular jewelry stringing findings. If you want to string up a beaded necklace, bracelet, or anklet, often you’ll need to use one of the following findings in order to do this
Bend-Nosed Pliers
Bent-Nosed Pliers have a lot in common with chain-nosed pliers. They are versatile and used for all kinds of jewelry making techniques.
Bead Weaving Fringe Earrings
Bead Weaving Fringe Earrings. Jewelry Making.
The Metalsmith Reborn!
New and better than ever....find out why Tim McCreight's newest edition of his famous book, Complete Metalsmith, is do different from past editions.
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